Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Trump’s EPA Sued for Concealing Health Studies, Violating Its Chemical Laws
Today, Earthjustice and the Environmental Defense Fund released a joint investigation showing how Trump's Environmental Protection Agency on a regular basis violates the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, which governs the manufacture, use, and distribution of chemicals. From August of 2016...
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Friday, February 21, 2020
Victory! Constitution Pipeline Project Scrapped
One of the companies behind the Constitution Pipeline has abandoned the project, following a series of legal challenges by Earthjustice and our partners. The proposed 124-mile gas pipeline was slated to run through Pennsylvania and New York, threatening water quality, wildlife, and public health...
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Department of Defense Illegally Burning Stockpiles of Toxic "Forever Chemicals"
Today, environmental and community groups sued the Department of Defense (DOD) over its contracts to burn millions of gallons of unused firefighting foam containing PFAS in incinerators across the country . The DOD is the nation’s largest user of firefighting foam containing PFAS, a class of highly...
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Trump Administration Announces Its Scheme to Make America’s Waters Burn Again
President Trump unveiled his administration’s Dirty Water Rule, an attempt to eviscerate the protections guaranteed by the Clean Water Act, at a speech alongside EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the Farm Bureau this weekend. The Dirty Water Rule is the cornerstone of a multi-rule rollback effort...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Communities Urge EPA to Embolden Proposed Emission Rule for Chemical Facilities
Groups from across the country gathered here Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a public hearing on a proposed national emission rule for chemical facilities linked to cancer, and urged the Environmental Protection Agency to establish the strongest possible limits to protect public health. This is the first of...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Trump Administration Launches Attack on Nation’s First Environmental Law
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) plans to release a sweeping proposal to rewrite the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to benefit big polluters and corporate special interests. The National Environmental Policy Act grew out of decades of determined activism on the part...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Trump’s EPA Revoked Chemical Disaster Prevention Rules. Now Groups Are Suing
Today, a coalition of thirteen organizations represented by Earthjustice sued the Trump administration for the unlawful gutting of the Chemical Disaster Rule, a suite of disaster prevention measures developed by the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of several deadly explosions and major...
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Earthjustice and National Butterfly Center Urge U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Shut Down Illegal Private Border Wall Construction in Texas
This morning, the environmental law group Earthjustice, on behalf of the National Butterfly Center, released a letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that asserts that We Build the Wall, Inc. flouted a request from the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The letter urges the Corps...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Trump EPA Tries Again to Kill Chemical Disaster Prevention Rules
Today, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule overturning major parts of the Chemical Disaster Rule, a suite of disaster prevention measures developed by EPA in the wake of several explosions and major chemical releases during the Bush and Obama years. Advocates across the...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hundreds of Documents Released Detailing Plans to Build Migrant Detention Facilities at Contaminated Fort Bliss Site
Today, Earthjustice, along with its partners Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, GreenLatinos, Hispanic Federation, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Hispanic Medical Association, and Southwest Environmental Center, is releasing hundreds of internal federal documents on the...
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